The mission of the Union of Black Episcopalians (UBE), The Rev. Dr. Pauli Murray Chapter, is to further the presence and work of Blacks in the total life of the Episcopal Church. Membership is open to All, regardless of race, gender, or any “isms.”
The Maryland Chapter of UBE was established in 1989 with the Rev. Eddie M. Blue as the first president. The chapter continues to be dedicated to serve an instrument to eradicate racism and injustice as Episcopalians encounter Christ and engage the world. In 2018, the chapter was renamed officially by resolution in 2018 to honor the life, work and sainthood of the Rev. Dr. Pauli Murray, born in Baltimore in 1910.
Our goals are:
- To encourage strong clergy and lay leadership in all parishes and in our Diocese
- To expand parish and diocesan support and participation in UBE programs and projects
- To increase the knowledge of the history of Blacks and their leadership in The Episcopal Church (TEC) and the Anglican Communion
- To continue fully participating in the mission and governance of the Diocese and TEC
- To advocate for social and economic justice, in our communities, the Church, and the world.
The Reverend Dr. Pauli (Pauline) Murray was born in Baltimore, Maryland on November 20, 1910. At age three, after the passing of her mother and the illness of her father, she went to live with her maternal grandparents, Cornelia and Robert Fitzgerald, and aunt Pauline Fitzgerald in Durham, North Carolina where it became home to her.